Sunday, October 30, 2022

A Book to Honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October) created by artist Wilhelmina Grant-Cooper

Dear friends,

As we close out October 2022, we also end a month that is dedicated to breast cancer awareness. In 2017, I curated Bosom Bodies: An Exhibition in Honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October) at the SIA Gallery in Peekskill, NY (thank you, Nadine Gordon-Taylor!) of artworks that honor the beauty of the female breast and the need to address breast cancer every day: through education, proactive examinations, support for survivors, and more research for better treatment.  

Wilhelmina Obatola Grant-Cooper

My inspiration came from the brilliant artist Wilhelmina Obatola Grant-Cooper, who survived breast cancer twice, and founded SISTAAH (Survivors Inspiring Sisters Through Art and Advocacy for Health). This past year she dedicated her energies to a beautiful project, pairing teenage girls with breast-cancer survivors in recent years ("The Covid Era"). The title of the book Uplifting Cancer Survivors in the Covid Era: Expressions of Kindness and Inspiration Between Aunties and Nieces says it all. The exchanges here in letters accompanied by Wilhelmina's magnificent collages and photographs of the bracelets the teens (the "nieces") made for women they didn't know (their "aunties") are absolutely gorgeous. If ever you worry about the future of this planet, read these letters for reassurance that kindness and love remain in abundant supply. You just have to know where to look. 

So, give yourself and others the joy of reading these heartwarming letters and support SISTAAH too

And congratulations to Wilhelmina for receiving an excellent review in the Manhattan Times two weeks ago. Here is the link to the review.

You can order the book directly from the SISTAAH website (and receive a signed copy too!)
Or from Amazon (in print and for Kindle)

Wishing you all excellent health and great happiness, always - 

Beth S. Gersh-Nesic, PhD
New York Arts Exchange, LLC

Sunday, October 9, 2022

Autumn in New York - Outstanding Fall 2022 Exhibitions

Book of Painted Kosode Patterns, 17th century, Japan, MMA collection
Kimono Style: The John C. Weber Collection - Met Museum, June 7, 2022 - February 20, 2023

Marquee Frederic, Lord Leighton, Flaming June, 1895
Met Museum, October 8 - February 2024

Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger, Ellen Maurice, 1597
Met Museum, October 10, 2022 - January 8, 2023

William Michael Harnett, Still Life - Violin and Museum, 1888
Met Museum, October 20, 2022 - January 22, 2023

Nick Cave, Wall Installation in Forothermore, Guggenheim, November 18, 2022 - April 10, 2023

Meret Oppenheim, Object (Luncheon in Fur), 1936
Meret Oppenheim: My Exhibition, Museum of Modern Art, October 30, 2022 - March 4, 2023

FIT Museum, September 1 - December 31, 2022

Earring, 250-200, National Museum of History, Sofia, Bulgaria
NYU Institute for the Study of the Ancient World 
September 21, 2022 - February 19, 2023

Aubrey Beardsley, "Artist's Bookplate," 
from Aubrey Beardsley, A Book of Fifty Drawings,
London: Leonard Smithers, 1897
The Goliers Club, September 8 - November 12, 2022

Irina Adams, Kurt Cobain, 2022
Portraits in Scents, Olfactory Art Keller
25B Henry Street, NYC
September 8 - October 15, 2022

Peter Hujar, Ethyl Eichelberger as Nefertiti (II), 1981
September 6, 2022 - December 17, 2022

Saturday, October 8, 2022

Autumn in New York - Fall 2022 Beth's Lectures

Dear Friends,

Please join me for these lectures this fall -

Sandra Smith

Beth Gersh-Nesic interviews award-winning translator Sandra Smith
on "Translating Irène Némirovsky"
hosted by Alliance Française Fédération - 
Tuesday, October 11, 2022 - at 7 pm. 
 on Zoom, no charge  
Please register here.

Beth S. Gersh-Nesic

Andrea Mantegna, Judith and her Maidservant, 1490s

Beth Gersh-Nesic on "Judith and Hanukah"
Wednesday, October 26 - at 10:30 am
hosted by Learning in Retirement
Temple Beth El, Stamford, CT
in person, $10 
Please register here

Otto Wegener, Marcel Proust, c. 1895

Beth Gersh-Nesic on "Proust and Art"
Tuesday, November 15, 2022 at 5 pm
hosted by the Alliance Française de Greenwich and Byram Shubert Library
Byram Shubert Library, 21 Mead Ave, Greenwich, CT
on Zoom, no charge
Please register here

Looking forward to seeing you there - 
With love and warm wishes for Fall 2022 and 5783

Beth S. Gersh-Nesic, PhD
Director and owner
New York Arts Exchange, LLC